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edge of eighteen premiers september 7th only on al jazeera america israel ignores the u.n.'s request for . 18 die in a single strike on the home of gaza's police chief. ♪ ♪ hello i am jane dutton, you are also al jazerra. also on the program, we hear from fisherman in thailand who says he was enslaved to catch prawns for western dinner tables. kenyan villagers resort to bows and arrow to his protect themselves from gunmen. another world cup humiliation for brazil and it could get a
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whole lot worse for the hosts if or jeaargentina beat germany ine final tonight. ♪ ♪ the deadliest single strike since israel began its offensive against gaza six days ago has killed eight least 18 people. gaza's police chief was the target. he's in critical condition. most of the debts are member def his family. the u.n. has called for a ceasefire but israel is threatening more strikes warning people in north gaza to leave. dominick kane has the latest. >> reporter: this is the immediate aftermath of the attack. this rubble was once the house of gaza's police chief. he survived the assault and is believed to be in a critical condition. but many members of his family were killed. in the chaos, rescuers used a combination of heavily machinery and their bare hands to try to get inside. officials in the gaza health
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ministry were in no doubt that the house was deliberately targeted by israeli forces. >> translator: it's a new massacre being committed against our people that the gaza strip. this time the target was the house of the family. the house is nearby the mosque in the area. people were trying to get out of the mosque after they finished ramadan night prayers but sudden i saw the house under intense shelling. >> reporter: officials say this incident has caused the single greatest loss of life since the israel army army army army begit last week. the israeli army said its forces raided a site used to fire long range rockets at israel. it said the mission was accomplished. by daylight the full effect of those raids was clear. the fires of the early morning were still smoldering. the shrapnel from the explosives
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hevident. a spokesman for hamas has described the incident as a heinous crime. dominick kane, al jazerra. 165, that is the latest number for gaza's dead. some are thought to be fighters declared members of islamic jihad but at least a third are women and children. take these 18 people all members of a single extended family. they were killed when israeli forces targeted the home of the gaza police chief. and these eight members of this family were killed in an attack on tuesday. six of them were children. the commander for hamas there. one of the oldest casualties. conflict so far is an 80-year-old woman. stephanie dekker joins us now live from gaza.
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stephanie, talk us through the latest on the grounds, the fighting and the fallout from these latest strikes. >> reporter: well, i can tell you it's been an incredibly intense night of air strikes as you mentioned, that single attack which killed 18 people, 16 members of the family of the police chief. two others passing game, people were leaving the mosque at the time. we are hearing that this is the police chief of the entire gaza strip. he is now stable we are being told, but certainly the images of people being rushed in to the hospital last night including children, including well, are, again, the highlight that evening though israel targets members they see as being part of hamas, their families are also part of the casualty toll and also for the first time we are hearing that israel i commandos raided the seashore here. we spoke to hamas they said they saw them approaching on boats, and they returned fire.
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islamic jihad the popular front for the pal stun the pflp all worked together to retaliate. however hamas doesn't say that they inflicted any casualties themselves. the israeli army says three members of hamas were killed. four israeli troops slightly injured and do say they were successful in targeting a long range missile area. hamas not saying that. this is of course also a prop began at that war the message coming from both sides. hamas is not always keen to say that they have lost people. it was an intense night and we are preparing for more. we know that the israeli army is warning pima long the northern border of the gaza strip to leave their homes by 12:00 local. that is in just under an hour's time. because they say that there is going to be a short and temporary but extremely strong response to try and get rid of hamas rocket capabilities there. >> i want to talk to you more about the evacuations, they have been told to evacuate their homes and gaza is the one of the
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most densely-populated places in the would, where do they go to? >> reporter: that's right we spoke to the u.n. agent by sy for palestinian refugees they have opened eight schools here in gaza strip. around 4,000 people there already who are seeking shelter. who are trying to look for safety. they have been saying that they are extremely concerned about a ground invasion and what we are being told people expect to happen perhaps is that the israeli army will try to level that entire area in the north to try to clear it, because, of course, hamas has this whole underground opportunity system and the rocket launchers are also embedded in the ground. what they are trying do is really push back that area which is close to the border with israel. and try and clear it. so we have to see how they plays out. but people are extremely concerned that their homes will be leveled in this operation. so people worried, people devastated, everyone you speak to here terrified of what is going to happen because they don't feel safe in their homes, even here in gaza city in certain areas people will tell
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you, i don't be if they are going strike my neighbor's home or an apartment above me or below me so no one is feeling safe here. >> frightening. stephanie deck, thank you. palestinian protesters have throne fireworks and stones at israeli military forces in the west bank early sunday. protesting against the israelii offense in gas a gaza. i racey stooped responded with tear gas and live fire. medics report that the live fire injured seven more palestinians and the rubber bullets another 20 more. there is full coverage of the situation in gaza on our website. there is a live blog with updates around the clock and videos from our team this is. you can find it at the airport in libya's capital tripoli has been hit by rockets, fierce fighting to have said to have been he taken place near the airport. some flights have been canceled.
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after began stan's two presidential candidates have agreed to an audit of all votes cast in the run off. john kerry announced the move following two days of talks with rival candidates, early results show one leading but the other says the vote was rigged. kersey now in austria for talks on iran's nuclear program. they have one week left to strike ideal with teheran. they also expected to discuss the situation in gaza. iraq's parliament session has been delayed again. this time it's not division.
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it's dust. a dust storm has stranded kurdish lawmakers in the north and they are unable to travel to the capital. it comes amid more violence with sunni rebels advancing north of baghdad. and almost 30 women killed in an attack on an apartment building. imran kahn joins us live from baghdad. let's start off with the violence before we talk about what is happening in parliament. what are you hearing about that? >> reporter: well, it's an attack that has shocked many people here. about 11:00 on saturday night, armed gunmen, unidentified, walked in to an apartment block and started shooting it up, killing a number of women. they then left a message on the door as they left saying this will be the fate of all prostitution. the eyewitnesses at the scene tell us that the flats were used as a brothel and this was -- they had been given warnings about not to do this particularly over the holy month of random. so it looks like it was an attack not a sectarian
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necessarily. and that's quite shock to go people here in baghdad. >> they must be feeling jinxed in parliament. what impact is this likely to have, imran? >> reporter: it's going to have a huge impact. you basically need all of parliament for show up for them to be able to move on with the political movement. the kurds are stuck, there are 29m. ms waiting to get on a flight. they should have got on a flight 5:00 a.m. on sunday, you can take a look di behinds me, you n see the sand storm it's as bad as i have ever seen. that flight wasn't allowed to take off. they are going to take another decision in an hour's time as to when thwhether the flight can l. if it can leave it won't be for a few hours, but there is good news on the horizon there is a consensus candidate that has emerged from the sunni block. he's 43 years old an unknown
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quantity but per pushing him to be the speaker of the house, so if everybody meets, and the sand storm might stop that. if they meet and elect this man it's part of the process that will help them choose eye prime minister in 45 days, we could see some political movement today it also depends on "a," an act of god as one iraqi called it, whether the sand storm clears up and whether all the political blocks agree on the man becoming the speaker of house. >> thank you, imran. three al jazerra journalists have now spent 197 days in an egyptian president, they are all falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherly. last month mohamed and peter were sentence today seven years each in prison, an additional three for the other because he had a spent bullet in his possession which he had picked up at a protest. al jazerra rejects the convictions and continues to demand the journalists be freed.
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it has been an up surge in violence in ukraine with the army pushing close towards the rebel-held city of donetsk. scott is there and he joins us live. tell us what you are seeing and hearing, scott. >> reporter: yeah, well, the battle for donetsk has really started. it started early saturday morning on the outskirts of the city to the west and to the south. there have been civilian casualties, as many as six civilian deaths as a result attacks overnight in the very early morning hours of sunday we heard, we are in central don everything, we heard some outgoing rocket fire, so those battles continues. there has been a big phone that because this is a very densely populated city, although most people have left we have seen that over the last several days up to a week since the separatist fighters have moved and retreated in to this city. there is still a very big concern for the ukrainian army they say they are not having street to street battles or artillery a are air attacks on the city but if this is a genuine bat that would comes in
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to the center part, just how will it unfold? very, very tense weekend here. and, again, we saw a lot of people. we were at the railway station on saturday and a lot of people were leaving, putting women and children on trains, getting them out of here because we just don't know how the battle will happen here. >> thank you, scott. still ahead. >> reporter: i am tana paige reporting from a landlocked country where an agriculture venture is selling trout in to the discerning japanese market. ♪ ♪ facing the music over its finances we ask if the new york met is about to go bankrupt. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ the top stories on al jazerra israel has carried out the single-most deadly strike against gaza since its offensive began six days ago. at least 18 people were killed when the home of gaza's police chief was bombed. people in north gaza are being warned to leave the area. there has been an up surge in violence wit in ukraine with the army pushing closer to don everything. the government says it's bombarding rebel positions. civilians have also been killed by artillery fire. the airport in libya's capital has been hit by rockets, fierce fire said to have taken place by the international airport between rival rebel groups. in nigeria to show support
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for the school girls kidnapped by the armed group boko haram in april. the pakistani school girl shot in the head by the taliban will meet some of the families of the did illinois and meet with some girls that escaped from the attack. sunday has been declared ma lala day in nigeria in honor of his visit. the e ken can coast has zeia tacks in recent weeks, 69 people have been arrested during an operation by security forces, but as katherine reports, many people are choose to go take their security in to their own hands. *69 these are members of kenya's april tear police at the site of the attack. they analyze messages left behind by the gunmen. more troops have been sent in to the forest to pursue the attackers, but it's not easy. >> these fellows are a bit
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mobile. and again they keep mutating. [ inaudible ] something days slightly different. we can't deny that is a challenge, but it's a challenge that is quite surmountable. >> reporter: the armed groups seem to be attacking at will. easily blending in to the forest and the population. here they ambushed war shippers in a mosque and set fire on some homes and school buildings. this is a classroom that they were at. they stole food from the school's store, medical supplies from the village dispensary and guns from home guards who were protecting avill have sill civis sheet and his friends have decide they have had enough. they arm themselves with bows
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and arrows. >> translator: there is no security here. we are by ourselves that's why we have decided to carry weapons. >> reporter: 50-kilometers away, more than 60 people were killed last month. men were targeted. so here they have also formed individuaindividual lan identity patrol the neighbor and warn anybody. they have asked us to hide their identity for security reasons. >> we don't want to steal from anyone. we have no grudges with anyone, this is just for our own protection. >> reporter: the government says it's now in control of security here. but these people are taking no chances. they say they were caught unaware before, it won't happen again. katherine, al jazerra. now for something rather fishy. it may be landlocked but its
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mountains are an important source of water for neighboring south africa. tanya paige reports one company has identified a business opportunity much further away. >> reporter: water is the wealth here. the mountain us kingdom is powered by hydro electricity from the sudan. it sales water to south africa. the surprise in this small land locked country is a young but successful agriculture venture tire, most people told grant it would never work. but the fish is so good, albuquerque all 1500-tons of it is ex-poured today japan for sushi. >> the product is grown in fresh water what we are sitting in is effect a fresh waterford. almost mineral without never terms of its quality and what that does is gives us a unique tasting and textured product. >> reporter: workers clean the fish tanks 24 hours a day. many of them were relocated
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because of the reservoir and have spent the government's compensation pay outs. their jobs are sustainable and valuable in a country where one in four people are unemployed. he was a labo laborer on the fih farm's construction site now studying for a certificate in agriculture. >> people living around here, some of them before it started they didn't think they would have a future. >> reporter: his ambition is encouraged. eventually the owners want to hand the project over to the community. this is the final product destined for the discerning japanese market. at the moment it's exported whole. but there are plans to start filleting it here, which will career lots more jobs. every month the local chiefs are updated on the business and plans to expand it to meet the increasing demand from japan. >> translator: the company reports back on sales and costs. they have advised us to come up with other projects so we are look in to some agriculture
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ideas. >> reporter: in the mountains here, a community and a company are working harmoniously. an unlikely idea in a landlocked country that's proving successful. tanya paige, al jazerra. north korea has launched two plastic missiles in to the sea. they were fired from near the city and landed in the straights separating north korea from japan. tokyo has lodged a protest over the launch. it is the latest in the series of test firings over the past week. a u.s. government report on people trafficking recently issued a damning assessment on thailand that found the thailand government failed to investigate, prosecute or convict those responsible for trafficking and slavery. veronica pedroza is there southern thailand and spoke to one person who was trafficked in the country's seafood industry. >> reporter: enslaved to provide prawns on dining tables around
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the world. this man, who didn't want to be identified, described hits experience. >> translator: i was forced to work on a ship. on the boat the beating up is normal. but they were never so brought thabrutalthat they killed nip be were cases where people died when they fell off the boat. if you are on the boat and don't know how to work it's difficult. if we dropped one fish we would be punished. if anyone wasn't used to working on the boat it would take a long time. we would work from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. >> reporter: it's back-breaking work supplying the world's supermarkets with seafood. most of these people are from myanmar, part of the more than 2 million migrant workers from the neighboring country that are essential to important tech sectors of thailand's economy. a u.s. government report on trafficking in persons is seen as the bench mark of the willingness of government to his
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act against trafficking. it's found corruption in thailand which the report says happens at all levels, has got in the way of significant progress. >> translator: the government also wants to take advantage of both human trafficking and migrant labor, so their problems are not solved. if we can't confront the invested interests of government officials and traffickers, the problems will never be solved. >> reporter: thailand's government disagreed with the u.s. decision arguing it had made significant advances against human trafficking. it the ruling military council also blames the corruption of previous administrations. the global slavery index says nearly half a million people are believed to be enslaved here. investigations have found horrific conditions on boats like this. with people being sold for as little as fewer hundred $20 each and made to work for years without pay. the u.s. investigation also found that traffickers are
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responding to international scrutiny with new methods that are hard towe harder to detect. these case says have sled some supermarket to boy to the thailand and further sanctions considered. russia's president has voiced his support for argentina's longstanding territorial claim to the faulk land island, vladimir putin has called for direct negotiations between britain and argentina over the territory. the two countries fought a war in 1982 after argentina invaded the falklands. putin is on six-day tour of south america. another tale of would h whor brazil. it wasn't quite as devastating as the 7-1 defeat they suffered to germany in the semis. richard nicholson reports. >> reporter: it was a game the netherlands are land's coach
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didn't want to play and the brazilians were hoping would give them some kind of redemption but it would be the dutch that would be the happier as the game had barely begun when the nether land's attack resulted in an unfortunate penalty. silva pulled down robben, it appeared to happen outside the box and silva looking to escape with just a yellow card. robin van persie slotted home to make it 1-0. things got worst for the host nation, poor defending scoring his first international goal 17 minutes in. 2-0 to the touch did he break, brazil had their chances in the second half. ramirez dragging his shot wide. the netherlands completed the win in injury time, making it 3-0 to send the passing coach louie home with one final win. as host brazil finished with more heart ache richard nicholson, al jazerra. well, germany will be battling to be the first european side to win the world
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cup on latin american soil. they are the favorites to beat argentina in the final. the ruthlessly efficient team demolished hosts brazil 7-1 in the semis. it's the third time they have met argentina in a final. argentina won in 1976, germany four years later in he rome. football fans in brazil were able to enjoy another spectacle on saturday night a full moon known as a super moonlit up the sky there. it was even more dramatic in shri lanka, a super mano curse when a full moon coincides with its closest approach to the earth. new york's famous metropolitan opera house may have to shut its doors within the in next two years, saying they might go bankrupt unless drastic spentin spending cuts ae undertaking fans are calling for x-rays kpra* highs ocompromise .
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>> reporter: this season the biggest drama at the metropolitan opera house is taking place off stage. with ticket sales and charitable donations down, management is engaged in an epic battle with the mets' 16 unions over the budget. general manager peter says the met will be bankrupt in two years without spending cuts. he says labor costs account for two-thirds of the mets' budget. he wants the union to his take a 16% pay cut and change rules that guarantee them payment for four performances per week. that struck the wrong tone with staff and musicians like weston, by his union's estimates the cuts are as high as 37% when you include changes to health care, sick leave and pensions. he has little faith in the figures quoted by peter. >> he's been saying a lot different things in the press without giving much substantiation for them and the fact that we have been asking for clarification for months now
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with no response leaves us to be spectacle about what is really going on. >> reporter: there is skepticism, too, over the management's lavishing spending like this 169,000-dollar poppy field built for a recent production, critics say it's time for both sides to give way. >> this means perhaps some flexibility on union agreements, but also cuts in management salaries for senior management. they have to do it. and secondly, budgeting in a realistic way so that you bring down the annual budget, and you buildup the endowment. it's the only way to save the met. >> reporter: similar budget battles have forced other opera company to his close. but here at the met neither side appears willing to compromise. staff contracts are due to expire at the end of the month. leaving opera fan to his wonder if the show will go on. kristen, al jazerra, new york. just remember that you can
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